A NOTE FROM GREG GOODMAN: When I’m not traveling, I like to let my friends share their words on my blog. Here’s a new one from my friend Penny – featuring some random creative commons photos I found on Flickr.

Europe is, no doubt, one of the most picturesque places in the world. So, it’s not surprising why it’s a dream destination for photographers around the world. In fact, one of the best things about traveling to Europe is the beautiful photos that you take home with. But since Europe is massive, proper planning is a must before you leave for your trip. The last thing you want is to come home with less than impressive shots coming from the most beautiful destination in the world. So, read on to learn the best ways for photographers to travel in Europe.


Take a Narrowboat Trip in Wales

Wales’s canals are home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders, and the best way to admire its picturesque landscape is to go on a scenic Wales narrowboat holiday. There are various routes to take, all of them offering great views of the pretty and peaceful waterways. The canals are also a haven for wildlife and nature lovers since the waterways are packed with fascinating wildlife and plants. When taking photographs, try to get reflections of the water as possible. The easiest way to do this is in the morning, just before the other boats arrive.

Photo by RPM – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpmarks/


Go Island Hopping in Greece

Greece is known for its vast ocean sea that’s surrounded by several gorgeous islands. Thus, it’s not surprising why the country is on top of every photographer’s bucket list. Going on an island-hopping tour is the best way to discover the gorgeous sceneries of Greece. Depending on the tour that you will take, you’ll most likely visit Santorini, the queen of all Greek islands. Prepare your camera as you explore the picturesque villages of Fira and Oia.


Hike in the Scottish Highlands

Shrouded in historical beauty, the gorgeous Scottish Highlands have long been attracting romantic writers, travelers, and photographers from the world over. In fact, its dramatic landscapes have been featured in various Hollywood films.

If you love photography and you are a keen hiker as well, the Scottish Highlands is the perfect place for you. Even just, taking picture from some of the amazing rentable Scottish castles where you might want to stay to immerse yourself into Scotland’s history During your hikes out into the Highlands, you will be treated to a picture-perfect paradise that consists of rugged mountains, rolling mists, and serene lakes.

Photo Credit: Steven Penton https://www.flickr.com/photos/136315829@N03/


Take the train from France to Portugal

Taking scenic train rides in Europe is a must for photographers wanting to capture the unparalleled beauty of the continent. These train journeys showcase the spectacular landscapes of Europe, as the train passes through beautiful villages, idyllic vineyards, snowy Alps, and majestic valleys. One of the best routes to take for your train journey in Europe is the one from France to Portugal. In fact, this is one of the best things to do if you’re traveling to Europe in February. During this time, the pristine beaches remain untouched, and the balmy temperatures mean exploring the countryside is more favorable.


Hang Gliding around the Spanish Coast

For thrill-seeking photographers, experience the thrill of soaring towards the skies while riding a hang glider in Spain. You will feel like a mighty eagle soaring the blue skies as you capture a bird’s eye view of the Spanish coast. This thrilling activity is available at the Aeroclub of Castellon, which is about an hour’s drive away from Valencia. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, put on sunscreen, and wear sunglasses for eye protection.

Photo credit: Yohan Creemers https://www.flickr.com/photos/yohancreemers/